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I'm working on a high, mid-control foot clutch. I'll post a pic when I get back out to the garage.

My question is - what's the deciding factor on rod vs. cable for a foot clutch? I have a pretty straight shot to the clutch arm and could use a rod, but I think they look not as clean as a cable. I can also switch over to a shorty clutch arm and use a cable.

The only thing I can think of as a benefit either way is that a cable equals the risk of breaking.

Is there some logic around how you choose. Seems like most foot clutches use a rod...anyone have any insight as to why?

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Can I see a pic of how you tie the linkage to the clutch rod? Is there a pivot on the front of the trans? It looks like that setup would be pulling the arm down. They look great though.

Here's the test piece I was making. I have a straight shot to the arm.



 

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I use the Fab Kevin foot clutch cable on my '68 and feel like it gives me a much longer sweet spot. I also have a rod (actually a welded chain) on my cone shovel that works just fine but a much shorter sweet spot.
 

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Doc -

Can I see a pic of how you tie the linkage to the clutch rod?
Ah, okay. Take a look where the rod meets the arm; I made a tube that slides over the clutch arm (rosette welded) with that teardrop shape on the end. Bolt goes through to the rod (threaded end with a hole in it).

I see what you're saying, the geometry looks funny...but the bend in the arm makes it all work fine.
 
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